Hillcrest COVID-19 Call Center
Hillcrest HealthCare System has an established COVID-19 Call Center. Operators are available Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer patient questions, provide support and connect them to a provider. The Call Center line is 918-574-0920.

For more information call us at   (918) 376-8000


To those who have not been personally touched by brain cancer, the word glioblastoma may carry little meaning. For some, like Kathleen Rhodes, this word means everything. Glioblastoma has changed her life and threatened to take it twice. For 20 years, Kathleen has fought this rare disease. “They told me I had six to nine months,” she recalls of the conversation she had with doctors when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive and highly malignant brain tumor in 1993. She underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor. “The fact that I survived is a miracle,” she says.

Looking back... Read More »

When Glenda Riddle retired from retail, she actively pursued new opportunities to meet people and try new things. She began by inquiring about the Silver Elite club at Bailey Medical Center – a free program for seniors 60 and older offering monthly health seminars and in-hospital perks. Glenda walked into the lobby at the hospital to fill out the application when she noticed a flyer for the volunteer program. The idea of volunteering struck a chord with her. “I wanted to volunteer,” she says. “I always have!”

When she interviewed with Volunteer Coordinator Tina Williams, she... Read More »

Standing before a room of hopeful hearts, family and the person she believes saved her life, Denise Sessions found herself changing the deal she had made. “I kept telling myself I wasn’t going to speak at group until I hit my goal weight,” she says.

On the heels of the second anniversary of her bariatric surgery, Session was “stuck” around 200 pounds, shy of the magical “168 pounds” she set as her goal weight. She had maintained her weight within a 9-pound range over the last four months and discovered something new.

“I decided to say to myself that my success what not... Read More »

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

The CDC recommends that all pregnant women get the flu shot (and not the nasal... Read More »

Did you know that 66.4 percent of adults in Oklahoma will be obese by 2030?  That is the prediction according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 31.1 percent in 2011. What is more astonishing is Oklahoma will be number 2, behind Mississippi as the fattest state in the nation.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a reminder to parents, children and providers we need to start addressing the issue of overweight and obese children in our community to help prevent debilitating illness like heart... Read More »

Today is “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”. YouTube is ablaze with video tutorials and businesses like Krispy Kreme are taking advantage of our interest in pirates with an offer for a free glazed doughnut to anyone who walks in and talks like a pirate. We did the math and discovered you would need to talk like a pirate at least 4.3 hours to burn off the 200 calorie doughnut.

Speaking of diet, while it may be fun to talk like a pirate today, it is not a good idea to eat like one. Pirates often suffered from scurvy, a medical condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C in their diets... Read More »

The FDA issues a warning to consumers to avoid eating mangoes from Agricola Daniella, a mango supplier with multiple plantations and a single packing house located in Sinaloa, Mexico.  So far, 121 people and 16 states have been affected. Oklahoma does not have any known cases at this time.

The map highlighting the 16 states affected courtesy of Food Poison Journal.

Take a stroll down the pasta isle or even the freezer section of your local grocery store and count how many times you see packaging labeled “gluten-free”.  While dozens of new brands making the gluten-free claim are hitting shelves in your local store, other established brands are jumping on the popularity of gluten-free products and making sure fans don’t leave their favorites behind, whether they have a sensitivity to gluten or not. Frito Lay recently posted this list of all their products with less than 20 ppm of gluten.

According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic published... Read More »